English Department Graduate Colloquium was founded in September of 2002 by English Ph.D. students Nick Parker and Nirmal Trivedi to address the need
for a shared cultural and intellectual space between graduate students
and faculty at Boston College. Out of the conviction that our community
too often embarks on academic pursuits without an engagement of our
peers and colleagues, the Colloquium is built to encourage the
and interdisciplinarity our fields are built upon. It does this by
graduate students from all years of our program to dialogue with
and fellow students on a selected topic, adapting each year to
the interests and needs of the group.
Message from Mary Crane,
English Department Chair
On behalf of the English Department at
Boston College, I would like to welcome you to the website
for the English Department Graduate Colloquium series. For several years now, the Colloquium has
created a formal but supportive space for
Masters students, Doctoral
candidates and faculty from
throughout the department to come together as a community to share ideas and expertise.
From its roots in a meeting space for graduate students in English to share their work, the Colloquium
has grown rapidly to become a central feature of the English program. In past years, the Colloquium has expanded
to include faculty participants from other departments at
Boston College, and faculty and graduate students from
Brandeis University. As plans evolve for a biannual conference, the Colloquium promises to remain a central event for graduate students and faculty in the English Department.